Fatalities

Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.

We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.

2021/222020/212019/202018/19

Season 2021/22

Number of people killed in an avalanche:

Total Fatalities: 9

0

died

Andorra

2021-06-11

0

died
2021-07-28

0

died

Czech Rep.

0

died

Finland

1

died
2022-01-13

0

died
2020-05-29

0

died

Iceland

2021-06-17

3

died
2021-12-30

0

died
2021-07-02

0

died

Poland

2020-06-16

0

died

Romania

2021-06-16

0

died

Slovenia

2021-06-17

3

died

Slovakia

2022-01-21

1

died

Spain

2021-12-03

1

died
2021-12-22

0

died

UK

2020-05-29
LocationCountryDateAvalanche Problem 1Avalanche Problem 2Forecasted Regional Danger LevelDeadGroup SizeAvalanche CommentIncident CommentType
2782MentetSpain2021-11-28 00:00:00Wind-drifted snowNone311"Destructive Avalanche Size of 2.5""Completely buried. Fatal result. Re-analisis of detected problem persistent weak-layer"Mountaineering/Climbing
2781Val d\'Ayas, Gran SommettazItaly2021-11-29 12:05:00Not rated at that time of the year1nullnullnullOff-piste skiing
2783La ThuilleItaly2021-12-07 13:09:00Wind-drifted snow313nullnullBackcountry skiing
2789Suchá dolinaSlovakia2021-12-13 12:20:00Wind-drifted snow224nullnullOff-piste skiing
2785Monte SorbettaItaly2021-12-16 13:04:00Persistent weak layer212nullnullBackcountry skiing
2787ZermattSwitzerland2021-12-17 16:18:0031nullnullnull
2791secteur du Pic de CorneFrance2022-01-12 13:00:00Wind-drifted snowNew snow312nullnullBackcountry skiing
2792Gresovo, Kamenista dolinaSlovakia2022-01-19 14:30:00Wind-drifted snow313nullnullBackcountry skiing
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